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Bernie at the station mentioned a guy he used to catch his wife cheating on him... Adam something. I'll give him a call.
— David Tapp talks about hiring Adam.[src]

Adam is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He is one of the unseen characters in the series.


Early Life

Adam was a freelance photographer who made a living by observing and photographing other people for money. One of his clients was Bernie, an officer who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department. The latter suspected his wife of cheating on him. Therefore, he hired Adam to observe her and find proof of her infidelity. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Observation of Lawrence Gordon

Sometime later, Adam was hired by David Tapp, one of Bernie's former colleagues. Tapp paid Adam for observing the renowned oncologist Dr. Lawrence Gordon, whom he suspected of being a wanted serial killer known as Jigsaw. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


Eventually, Adam was targeted by the actual killer, who was, in fact, a civil engineer and terminal cancer patient named John Kramer. Adam was forced to play a game during which Dr. Gordon had to kill him. Otherwise, his daughter, Diana, and his wife, Alison, would be executed. Gordon could not accomplish his task in time, but his family was saved by David Tapp, who had observed their house from his apartment across the street. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


  • Adam also appeared in the movies and was one of the main protagonists of the first Saw film.
  • In Saw II: Flesh & Blood, David Tapp referred to Adam as "Adam something." This vagueness could refer to the fact that Adam was rumored to have three different surnames - Faulkner, Radford, and Stanheight - before the filmmakers finally settled on the latter in Saw V.

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